Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Family Science Center In Bowen Park

Public Asked To Review Concept

A project which has been over a year in the works could ultimately see a Family Science Center in Bowen Park that would in itself be a destination feature of major benefit to Nanaimo on several levels.

In May 2011 PRC gave unanimous support in principle for the concept of a Family Science Centre at Bowen Park as proposed by Nanaimo Science and Sustainability Society. This past year has seen the Society complete a feasibility plan which includes draft design and preferred location within Bowen Park. The Society has also done extensive work towards funding and operating requirements. It should be noted that this project does not require taxpayer funding with the exception of the land provided within Bowen Park.

A formal public review of the concept is now required before proceeding further with detailed design and captial campaign to obtain final approval of the project.

Over the summer the Nanaimo Science and Sustainability Society will be gathering public input on the concept through the Science in the Park program and also at major special events such as Canada Day, Silly Boat etc.

The Society will then return to the PRC Commission seeking approval to proceed to the next step which will be to develop detailed drawings and launch their capital campaign for the Science Centre in Bowen Park.

To learn more about the Nanaimo Science and Sustainability Society and this exciting project visit their website HERE.


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